LA Promise Fund

Associate Director of Development - Corporate Relations

Employment type
Full Time
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Our mission is to prepare Los Angeles students for success in college, career, and life. Working through a network of high-performing, community-based schools and a portfolio of programs that reach students throughout LA County, the LA Promise Fund creates vibrant community hubs and partnerships that foster motivated, engaged, and directed students poised for academic, professional, and personal success.

LA Promise Fund is a unique hybrid, operating programs in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District at two traditional, comprehensive high schools and a middle school, as well as operating two charter schools in South LA. Further amplifying its impact, the LA Promise Fund runs high profile, far-reaching programs and engagement opportunities available to students and teachers across Los Angeles County.

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Working closely with the Chief Development Officer and other development staff the Associate Director of Development will be a key member of agency’s annual campaign. He/she will support and contribute LA Promise Fund’s foundation and corporate development efforts as well as the cultivation of individual donors.  Development activities include researching and writing grants to private foundations, corporations and businesses and public agencies; working within Sales Force; cultivating new partners and sponsors and prioritizing funding opportunities; meeting funding reporting requirements; and ensuring the organization’s fulfillment of funded objectives.  This position, along with the entire Development and Communications team, under the management of the Chief Development Officer will support the creation of the organization’s strategic fundraising plan. This position will report to the Chief Development Officer, as part of the Development and Communications team, and will work collaboratively with all LA Promise Fund headquarters and school-based staff. The position will support other Development and Communications work as needed, including special events and volunteer management.



Strategic Planning and Prospecting

This position will assist in the creation of the organization’s strategic fundraising plan and support the Chief Development Officer to build upon the fundraising foundation of the organization while diversifying accordingly, being reflective of the economic climate as well as well philanthropic and business trends. Focus will be on local business, corporations and corporate foundations.

Generate Leads

The Associate Director of Development will identify and prioritize sponsorship opportunities that will enhance academic achievement student and family support services as well as wrap around services and our countywide programs. He/she will collaborate with the Development and Communications team in integrating collective strategies into annual fundraising plan with monthly goals, prospects, contacts, timelines and action items with a focus on LA based companies, corporations and local business.

Proposal Writing

The Associate Director of Development will work with the Chief Development Officer to articulate programs and budgets for grant support. They will serve as the department lead on sponsorship and business partnership as well as in-kind donations and support from local companies.

Relationship Management and Stewardship

The Associate Director of Development will provide oversight and accounting for corporate sponsorships, proposals and cause marketing agreements to include calendar of program activities and deliverables. He/she will work with Chief Development Officer on stewarding activities with corporate funders through e-mail and direct mail updates, phone calls, in-person visits and school tours and special events. They will work with the Communication team to acknowledge sponsors in print, online materials, social media and other public forums.

Other duties as assigned



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • 3-5 years of experience in development, preferably in corporate sponsorships and cause marketing

  • Special event and volunteer management experience highly valued

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Innovative thinker who can contribute to continuous improvement of protocols, policies and operating procedures.

  • Self-starter with a knack for networking, creating new realtionships and opportunities

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication as well as interpersonal skills.

  • Experience identifying, attracting and retaining corporate funders through a solid account management system and engagement protocol.

  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.

  • Fluent computer skills including database, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and online communications; Google, Sales Force and Adobe experience a plus.

  • Ability to work in dynamic, demanding, fast-paced environment. Must be flexible.

  • Knowledge of public education and experience with K-12 schools is a plus.

  • Commitment to LA Promise Fund mission



Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and education. Excellent, full benefits package.


To apply

E-mail your cover letter and resume to [email protected].